Laonii : The sacred festival of Poumai
Nagas is celebrated on completion of paddy transplantation which usually
falls in the last forthnight of July. A festival of male sanctification,
this is an occasion to interact and renew ties with brothers and
Chiithuni : The six day
annual festival of Mao Nagas celebrated from 25th day of Chuthunikhro
(Dec-Jan), meaning ‘feast of dawn’, is an occasion to rejuvenate the
cultural heritage of the Mao Nagas.
Saleni : It is a
customary festival of Mao Nagas, celebrated in the month of Salekhro
(July) on completion of paddy transplantation. The whole menfolk have to
purify themselves by taking bath early in the morning in the pond.
Ponghi : The seven day
customary festival of Maram Nagas is celebrated on 20th day of
Ponghi-kii (July) on completion of paddy transplantation.
Kanghi : The seven day
customary festival of Maram Nagas held in the month of Kanghi-kii
(December). Wrestling is played during the festival in the Khullakpa’s
compound in stark naked to get shy away the devils so as to obviate
misfortune and injury.